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Please find materials for health visitors to inform their work when supporting families in accessing evidence-based information about sexual and reproductive health.

Filmed resources

Health visitor reflection - Amy

Amy is a health visitor at Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust.

She attended the co-production workshops to help the iHV tailor the training to the health visitor need.

Amy attended the pilot training at Teesside University.

In this short film, she tells us about her journey and how her practice has changed following the training.

Parent reflection - Susie

Susie is a mum to two boys and, in this film, talks about her experiences of postnatal contraception and how her health visitor discussed the options available to her.


GPP - Postnatal contraception

The health visitors’ universal reach in the postnatal and interpregnancy period provides an ideal opportunity to influence preconception care, including using contraception for pregnancy spacing and promoting ways to maximise health in this time. The interval between childbirth and subsequent conception is known as the interpregnancy interval. Optimal pregnancy spacing and pregnancy planning are important.

GPP – Preconception nutrition

The period before pregnancy is increasingly recognised as a critical window of opportunity to reduce the risk of noncommunicable diseases in both mother and child. Sub-optimal nutritional status before pregnancy can affect egg and sperm quality; and from the moment of conception, the growing embryo is extremely sensitive to its nutritional environment. This GPP explores the topic of preconception nutrition and the health visitor’s role in supporting women and families with this.

GPP – Talking with parents/carers about their sexual wellbeing

Having a baby is usually a happy event, but it’s also a major transition for parents/carers, leading to changes in lifestyle and putting an understandable strain on the couple relationship.

e-learning Programme to support Sexual and Reproductive Health

This programme comprises three sections to support health visitors to integrate the promotion of sexual and reproductive health into their work with all families.